Nature July 25, 2017
The 10 Oregon Coast Getaways That Will Make Your Summer Downright Magical
When summertime comes around, the Oregon Coast is the place to be. Full of iconic beaches, seaside towns, unique inns and all kinds of hidden gems, there are endless opportunities for adventures on the beautiful Oregon Coast. From taking a coastal road trip to spending the night in a lighthouse B&B, get away from it all on these 10 enchanting seaside excursions:
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
10. Spend the night at the historic Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast.
Heceta Head Lighthouse is a stunning lighthouse that makes for an incredible day trip destination -- or, an unforgettable overnight getaway. The historic lightkeeper's house has been made into a charming bed & breakfast that'll give you a one of a kind clifftop vacation. Find out more
9. Take the Hidden Beaches Road Trip.
The Oregon Coast is home to many amazing hidden beaches and secluded sandy coves where you can relax and enjoy some peace and quiet in a breathtakingly beautiful setting. There's Crescent Beach, Hobbit Beach, Short Sand Beach, and many more. Take our hidden beaches road trip for an unforgettable experience. You can check out the route
8. Spend some time in the charming town of Florence.
Located in Lane County, Florence is a unique little town where you can shop at a boardwalk market, visit the largest sea cave in the country, eat at delicious restaurants, and more. Find out more
7. Have a romantic getaway at the one of a kind Cannery Pier Hotel.
For a truly unique vacation, book a room at the wonderful Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa. Located in Astoria, this elegant hotel is housed in a renovated cannery floating on a pier at the mouth of the Columbia River. Find out more
6. Go camping (or glamping) at Sunset Bay State Park.
One of the most wonderful places to camp on the Oregon Coast is the spectacular Sunset Bay State Park. This beautiful state park is home to a large campground with tent and RV sites as well are rustic yurts where you can fall asleep listening to the sound of the ocean. Find out more
5. Have a romantic vacation at the magical Arch Cape Inn.
Located south of Cannon Beach, Arch Cape Inn is an enchanting, castle-like hotel just a short walk from the ocean. Find out more
4. Take a picturesque drive on the Three Capes Scenic Loop.
There are a number of lovely drives to be taken along the coast, and one of the most wonderful is the Three Capes Scenic Loop. This spectacular byway loops past the amazing Cape Kiwanda, Cape Lookout, and Cape Meares. Find out more
3. Spend the night on the Newport Belle riverboat B&B.
Ever wanted to spend the night on a riverboat? The Newport Belle is a gorgeous docked sternwheeler on Yaquina Bay in Newport that's been renovated into an enchanting bed & breakfast. Find out more
2. Hike to a secret beach waterfall at Hug Point.
If you're looking for a unique Oregon Coast day trip, it's hard to beat an excursion to Hug Point. This amazing hidden beach has its own waterfall as well as tide pools, caves, and more. You can get there by taking a scenic half mile hike. Find out more
1. VIsit the iconic Cannon Beach.
Located on the northern Oregon coast, Cannon Beach is one of the Beaver State's most legendary beaches. This long, smooth beach is dotted with amazing sea stacks, including the picturesque Haystack Rock (pictured below). It's an amazing place for a beach day, or you can spend the weekend in a hotel in the artsy little town of Cannon Beach. Find out more
Have you ever taken any of these trips? What’s your favorite Oregon Coast getaway?
Don’t have time to stay overnight? Find out about some amazing summer day trips